For many years, the sisters of Saint Elisabeth Convent spent their Christmastide visiting church parishes and taking part in fairs. With them, they brought the products of our workshops to share with the world the joy of the Nativity of Christ and raise much-needed funds to support our charitable works and ministries. With its lockdowns and restrictions on travel, the pandemic has changed this and sent us looking for innovative ways to keep in touch and share with you the delight of the Christmas season. As a solution, we launched our online Christmas market initiative. This market is already our second. So feel welcome and enjoy your visit!
Every product comes with the gift of prayer and love from its makers, our clergy and our whole monastic family. We make our products by hand to individual design from natural materials. They come in limited series quickly succeeded by new product lines. No two items are alike, and each is special in multiple ways.
Choose from a wide selection of items and bring the joy of Christmas to your loved ones. We offer:
This year, we are pleased to offer you a new feature—gift box collections of items from our workshops. They will be helpful to those having difficulty deciding what to choose. We have put together a wide variety of gift boxes for children and adults to let you choose your perfect gift!
We deliver by mail and use protective packaging to ensure that even the most fragile item will reach you safely. Because postal services will increase delivery times during peak loads, please order your gift as early as possible.
Since its establishment over twenty years ago, Saint Elisabeth Convent has conducted ministry and charitable work among the patients of the nearby mental health clinic and long-term care facilities for adults and children with physical and mental disabilities. Over the years, we have expanded our charitable activities by launching two shelters ('farmsteads') for disadvantaged men and women, starting several assisted employment workshops for people with mental illness, and putting in place a visiting nurse programme. By patronizing our Christmas market, you support these good works and help those most in need.
On behalf of our whole monastic family, we wish you and your loved ones a bright and joyful Christmas fast that is coming soon. May the light of God's love illuminate your life!
We present the story of one of our monastic sisters which shows how faith in God’s love can empower us in situations of our greatest weakness
The feast of the Pentecost takes a special place in the life of our Convent's farmstead for disadvantaged women. We hope that very soon the music of multiple bells will remind about the joy promised to everyone who loves God.
Some 30 disadvantaged women living at our farmstead are working hard to find healing to their souls and reunite with God. We have launched a fundraising effort to procure 7 bells for the farmstead’s church, and are inviting you to pitch in.
The Monastic Choir of St Elisabeth Convent performed in Berlin during the opening ceremony of Heart 2 Heart Festival organised by St Elisabeth Convent. After that, the Choir travelled to the United Kingdom where it had concerts.
The Serbian people met Archpriest Andrey Lemeshonok, the spiritual father of St Elisabeth Convent, with love. Father Andrey visited this country within the frameworks of the Heart 2 Heart Festival organised by our Convent.
Heart 2 Heart Festival of Orthodox culture was launched by St Elisabeth Convent (Minsk, Belarus) with the blessing of the Most Reverend Pavel, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, in 2015.
The Sisters of Saint Elisabeth Convent make it their top priority to share the joy of Easter with people all over the world this season. One way of doing that is through handcrafted Easter gifts, made with love and prayer.